dsl wire connection switch


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Old 07-20-05, 03:46 PM
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dsl wire connection switch

Have SBC DSL service. Am presently connected to outside box with normal telephone 4 wire [red, yellow, green, black] cable. Have thought about replacing this cable with Cat 5, for example using the twisted pair green - green/white to replace the single green wire in the present cable set up. Cost for the Cat 5 cable is $.10/ft, would need about 80 feet. Anyone out there with thoughts on this switch? TIA.
 
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Do you have any reason to switch? Are the other wires bad?
 
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cat5 cable will work in this application but as what is said it isnt going to gain you any benefit unless the current wiring is somehow faulty.
 
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Originally Posted by elgrandekazoo
Have SBC DSL service. Am presently connected to outside box with normal telephone 4 wire [red, yellow, green, black] cable. Have thought about replacing this cable with Cat 5, for example using the twisted pair green - green/white to replace the single green wire in the present cable set up. Cost for the Cat 5 cable is $.10/ft, would need about 80 feet. Anyone out there with thoughts on this switch? TIA.
Also, the wiring scheme on cat5 does not match up to the same colors on telephone cable.

The correct wiring diagram is as follows:


white with blue = green = tip
white with orange = black = tip
blue with white = red = ring
orange with white = yellow = ring
 
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Old 07-21-05, 09:18 PM
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Thanks for all the input. Sorry about not getting back to you any earlier. Present telephone lines are working OK. Just thought that modem performance might improve with thicker wires, just as speakers improve with thicker wires. Thought that using the green - green/white in place of the standard green, brown - brown/white for red, blue - blue/white for black, & orange - orange/white for yellow might give a performance boost. Just ran a dsl speed test with a server from Los Angeles: 148.5/sec transfer rate, 1188 kbps download speed, 311 kbps upload speed.
 
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Originally Posted by elgrandekazoo
Just thought that modem performance might improve with thicker wires, just as speakers improve with thicker wires.
Cat5 cable wouldnt be a different gauge wire than the phone cable you already have. Cat5 is 24 guage. In fact if your phone cable happens to be really old it could actually be 22 guage wire(thicker) but that type of cable is now obsolete. Also you have to realize that in most cases your phone lines are copper all the way back to the DSLAM so changing out a very small percentage of that (i.e. the wiring in the house) will make little difference unless something is faulty with the wiring.
 
 

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